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Harlingen gang member wanted after shooting man in face (Primera, TX): A Harlingen man is wanted by the Primera Police Department after being suspected of shooting a man in the face with a shotgun on Saturday.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: August 23, 2015

Two Arrests Made in Gang Injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): Wichita Falls Police said a traffic stop led to the arrest of two people. On August 14th around 8:30p.m. the Gang task Force noticed an occupied vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 2100 block of Avenue F. According to police, the officers recognized a man in the car as Derrick Gerard Kelly, a known defendant on the Hoova Crips Gang Injunction.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: August 19, 2015

Texas Gang Threat Assessment report on El Paso (El Paso, TX): Texas Gang Threat Assessment report, April 2014, from the Texas Department of Public Safety Below is the assessment on El Paso.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: August 14, 2015

El Paso Police bulking up patrols in wake of gang incidents (El Paso, TX): ABC-7 was the first to tell viewers this week that three of the shooting incidents the past week in Central and Northeast El Paso were linked, likely to gang activity. Police would not characterize the situation as a gang feud or spike in gang activity, but they did admit they are bulking up patrols in some areas.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: August 14, 2015

Source: High-ranking cartel member lives in southwest Lubbock (Lubbock County, TX): "I actually went to a party in Lake Ridge and the guy that owned the house is a cartel member," said Red, an admitted gang member. Red is an inmate at the Lubbock County Detention Center. A sheriff's deputy gave him the nickname to protect his identity.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: August 13, 2015

Central El Paso, freeway shootings linked to 'gang feud' (El Paso, TX): A shooting on the Patriot Freeway on Monday was linked to a gang feud over a recent killing in the Lower Dyer area, according to court documents.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 13, 2015

Missouri City man gets 45 years for gang-related murder (Fort Bend County, TX): A Missouri City man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for his role in a gang-related 2010 murder, the Fort Bend County District Attorney's office said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 12, 2015

Shooting victim had been arrested in Bloods gang case (El Paso, TX): A man killed in a shooting early Wednesday in Central El Paso had served prison time in a drug case involving the Bloods street gang, according to court documents.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 6, 2015

Gang crimes down, Dallas police say, but experts still see problem (Dallas, TX): An innocent bystander is shot when he just happens to be on the same DART train as two guys who had argued over a cigarette lighter. A 12-year-old boy gets a bullet in his legs because two guys were fighting in Old East Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 25, 2015

Police: Slain South Dallas gang member’s associate charged with an April shooting (Dallas, TX): An alleged South Dallas gang member, who is associated with another gang member killed last week, has been arrested for allegedly shooting at another man in a dispute over a woman.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 20, 2015

SAPD to re-form Street Crimes Unit (San Antonio, TX): The San Antonio Police Department Thursday announced it would re-form its Street Crimes Unit (SCU) this September. The new unit will result in the elimination of the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) and Gang units, which had a combined 103 officers. The SCU will only have 47, but Chief Anthony Trevino said the department will be able to do more with less.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: July 9, 2015

String of cellphone store robberies tied to Crips gang (Houston, TX): A group accused of staging a rash of violent cellphone store robberies in northeast Harris County and Houston is affiliated with the notorious Crips street gang, authorities said. On Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman announced the arrests of 24 adults and two juveniles charged in the holdups of at least 20 area stores.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 8, 2015

Behind The Scenes: SAPD Gang Unit (San Antonio, TX): A special team of SAPD officers are trained to tackle gang-violence by taking gang members off the streets. These brave officers make up the highly-specialized "Gang Unit." As Fox San Antonio's Darian Trotter found out, the work they do around the clock can be unpredictable and dangerous.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: July 7, 2015

2 More Sentenced Following Houston Gang Investigation (Houston, TX): Two more defendants were sentenced Thursday, totaling 15 criminals that have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine-trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana-trafficking conspiracy that resulted from a local gang investigation.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times    Date: July 3, 2015

15 sentenced in investigation initially targeting Houston street gang (Houston, TX): With the sentencing of two more defendants on Thursday, July 2, 15 criminals have now been brought to justice for their respective roles in either a cocaine trafficking conspiracy or an alien smuggling/marijuana trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Brian M. Moskowitz of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Houston.
Source: Cleveland Advocate    Date: July 2, 2015

Convicted El Paso sex trafficker gets three life sentences in gang case (El Paso, TX): A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man to three life terms in prison on Thursday in U.S. District Court for his role in a gang-related sex-trafficking ring that forced women and teen girls into prostitution in El Paso and other cities.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 25, 2015

Gang member gets maximum sentence (Bryan, TX): The Brazos County District Attorney's Office says James Cunningham was sentenced to the maximum, 20 years in prison, for his involvement in a June 2014 drive-by shooting in Bryan.
Source: KAGS News    Date: June 18, 2015

Testimony in capital murder, organized crime trial begins (Belton, TX): Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of masterminding a robbery and subsequent murder as the head of a violent local street gang.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: June 10, 2015

Gang Membership Can Cost You. A Fort Worth Group Is Here To Help (Fort Worth, TX): While violence is usually the big concern with gang membership, financial hardship is a consequence too. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth is working hard to remove financial barriers for gang members and former gang members.
Source: KERA News    Date: June 10, 2015

Police: Home invaders belong to street gang (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have released more information on three men accused of breaking into a home in far east El Paso last week. According to the arrest affidavit, police officers said Julio Lopez-Troncoso, Giovanni Martinez and Aaron Floyd are part of a criminal street gang.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: June 10, 2015

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